New England

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something Old and Something New in Tomatoes

National News

It’s the New Year. With the staggering economy, many people are looking to grow more of their own vegetables this year. With that in mind, I thought to highlight some of the best new varieties of...

Two Tough Greens

There’s nothing like fresh greens from the garden in spring. Two of the stars in the early spring greens garden are arugula and kale. They are tough, cold tolerate, tasty, and nutritious. Here are...

Not So Hot Pepper

Lovers of spicy foods know that any dish with habanero peppers in it will knock your socks off. Considered one of the hottest pepper types, habaneros must be used with caution when handling and...

Two New Cabbages

Cabbages may not be the type of vegetable that gets people excited, but these two new varieties have some great advantages that might inspire you grow them. ‘Icy Fingers’ cabbage is one of...

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In the Garden


Planting by the Calendar

Should I start my sunflowers indoors? Why are my petunia seedlings so small? My tomato plants are already huge and I can't plant them outside for weeks, what should I do? Experienced gardeners sometimes forget all the questions they had when they...
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Web Finds

Frost Dates for Selected Cities I checked two references for average last frost dates for several New England cities. The first...


Allergy-Free Gardening In Allergy-Free Gardening (Ten Speed Press, 2000; $23), author Thomas Ogren examines the role...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Overdo It
  • Water Fig Tree Carefully
  • Provide Supplemental Light for Houseplants
  • Maintain Bird Feeders
  • Use Shrubs as Buffers

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